Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Xavier’s first experience with Role Playing Games was with the French translation of a German game named “Die Schwarze Auge” (The Black Eye), that he read when he was 12 years old. After several unsuccessful attempts at gathering a gaming group, he eventually joined a local club and got introduced to several other games. A gaming enthusiast, he has played numerous game systems and universes for over 25 years, founded a RPG club, and co-organized two 400-people conventions in Geneva. However, it is only with the 3rd edition and its streamlined rules that Xavier got interested in Dungeons & Dragons, up to the point spontaneously volunteering to DM his first Living Greyhawk game in English at GenCon UK. Following an international move to Toronto and with the release of the 5th edition, he returned to organized play and got involved in the local scene by volunteering to DM at stores and conventions.
The other games that Xavier enjoys playing include Legend of the Five Rings, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Cyberpunk 2020, C.O.P.S, The Call of Cthulhu, Kobold Ate My Babies, and many others.