The NDL by its very nature offers nothing at all except a place to write and to read the writing of others. That's all we're about, and all that we have.A humble sub-forum of Neoseeker, a computer hardware and gaming website, the Neo-Duelist League is dedicated to a specialized kind of role-playing. Members create original characters, who can take part in "Duels", friendly competitive role-plays where each person introduces his or her character to the chosen setting, then take turns posting to advance a conflict between said characters. Upon reaching a pre-agreed number of turns, other members of the League step in as judges to provide feedback and decide the winner based on quality of writing. The victor may then write out the conclusion of the duel as they see fit (with consideration for their opponent of course), which is traditionally used to depict their character triumphing over the other.First created early in 2004, the NDL - as it is often called - has been through many changes in its membership, management and structure. It is built around duels, but has expanded over time to include other features, such as a thread for writing about NDL characters in non-duel situations, monthly writing challenges based on themes and use of same characters, forum games, and so on. There is no defined setting, universe or canon; every duelist is free to create their own plots, histories, mythologies, abilities, worlds and more, and to set their duels in any location they can dream up. The NDL serves as a blank canvas without limits, and with obvious compromise when agreeing to duel other characters, any member may acknowledge the work of others and seek to write together, or dismiss it to do their own thing as they please. After all, the NDL's creed is "Unlimited Freedom".The NDL is a small and friendly forum, and a definite beneficiary of the There Is No Such Thing As Notability rule. Anyone can join, provided they have a Neoseeker account (which is free) and get a character approved (which is easy). If you like the sound of it, and what you read here, why not come have a look around (or maybe even join)?Note: When troping specific events, rather than general recurring circumstances or character traits, please include a link.
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