What was the first character you played in an RPG other than D&D? How was playing it different from playing a D&D character?
Well, I actually started in fantasy RPGs with Chivalry & Sorcery (C&S) by Fantasy Games Unlimited. My friend Gib introduced me to the game and I made an elf fighter type called Annaculwen. I thought the whole thing was brilliant. I also tried a session or two of OD&D with some other friends but thought the rules were crap; years years later I did short stints with AD&D 1E and 2E. When Gib transferred to another college I became the default DM and went out and bought the C&S books. (True Confession: I've never actually run a game of any official edition of D&D.)