1. What was the first role-playing game other than D&D you played? Was it before or after you had played D&D?
Gamma World! The cover of the first edition from TSR just sucked me in. The weird, evocative aftermath setting just set my brain on fire!
Since until then my gaming had been restricted to dungeon delves, the cover was really my first indication role play gaming could involve an "outside" world. What terrible battles could be fought on the bombed out towers thirty floors up?! How do you navigate a landscape engulfed in flames and radiation. Here was a rules set which could let me create the same adventures which thrilled me like the Kamandi comics found at the local barber shop. Charlie the Barber was one smart business man:)