My first tabletop roleplaying game was Robotech, my first experience of it was way back in '98. I used to hang out as the hotshot kid who played Magic: The Gathering along with a bigger cousin in a hobby shop. He was older and i was like a lackey following and learning all of these game stuff. I often see him along with his friends w/c are also older than me playing D&D, it was 2nd ed AD&D back then and watching them was quite interesting. My first hands-on experience with it was during a christmas eve, it was me, a friend, and my cousin. He was the DM and i was the ranger with my friend as a cleric, hell yeah it was fun and it was the start of my D&D odyssey.
Years went on and those older people i'm talking about also became the main circle of friends that i hang out with even up to now. We still play D&D during summer vacation and in long holiday seasons. Along with new people in the gang our D&D sessions are getting better. We usually play at a designated place, usually the home of one of the players. There's no real permanent DM here, of course they do get bored of DM work sometimes and they'd like to take on player roles. But as far as crappy DMs are concerned, we only have one, but his whereabouts are unknown nowadays.
As my playing style, i usually go for roleplaying than power-gaming, sure y'know the diff'rence right? There are lots of loopholes in the game in which players can create goku-like characters and everything...But at epic-level campaigns, yeah i usually am a power-gamer. Our last D&D run was back in oct-november '07, kinda short lived but we're expecting another run this month up until early June. My last character was Rodolfo "El Loco Diablo" Benitez, 1st level(ended up 7th) fighter. What's with the name? It was in a Ravenloft setting where you usually encounter undead and other similar denizens so i decided to roleplay something spicy like a latino grumpy no-nonsense, tobacco chewing old geezer that loves gunpowder.
D&D is on 4th edition now, we're still stuck with 3rd ed tho,,,so how 'bout you? what edition do you play?