About Us

Club History

In 1983, three men, who gathered their friends around a game table on a regular basis, decided to make things 'official' and organize a Dungeons and Dragons role-playing club. Needing a name for the club, these three men put on their thinking caps and came up with the DCB Club--based off of the first letter in each of their names.

In 1986, the Butler Clearview Mall's two book stores, Waldenbooks and B Dalton's Bookseller, asked the DCB Club to sponsor a gaming event held in the hallways of the Mall. The event was to publicize TSR products and the AD&D Game, and raise money for charity. At about this same time, the name 'DCB Club' had lost its zing, and a new, snazzier club name was thought up: The Circle of Swords.

While preparing for the Mall event, a pattern began to develop. Eight game masters were secured to handle eight game tables each holding eight players. Because of this, it seemed only natural to have a logo a circle with 8 swords lying inside. This 'Circle of Swords' has been our trademark ever since.

Since that first event, we have grown to be one of the largest RPGA sanctioned gaming clubs in the world. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality gaming entertainment and will continue to do so well into the future!



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Club History
Board of Directors
Tabletop Roleplaying & Miniature Gaming
Live-Action Roleplaying Games (LARPs)
MMOs, LAN, & Console Gaming
Next Con Dates
MAR 22-24, 2019 - COSCON XXXI
SEP 20-22, 2019 = SIBCON XXIV
MAR 20-22, 2020 - COSCON XXXII
SEP 18-20, 2020 - SIBCON XXV


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