I'm joining in this Blogfest, created by David F. Chapman and alerted to me by the great Timothy Brannan.
First RPG Played: Complex answer here. It could be TSR's Marvel Super Heroes Basic game, except my buddy Barry and I had no idea what we were doing. It could be Battletech, because when I got to play it, we each only played a single pilot in a single Mech. But technically, it's probably Champions 4th Edition. First RPG I bought, made a character and then actually played. My first PC was Captain Midknight, who was very loosely based on the Martian Manhunter.