I'd like to hear about your first character in a tabletop RPG.
Game: DnD 3.5
Characters: Drunken Master and Ninja
Campaign World: Faerun
Mine was actually a pair of ninjas. One a drunken master, and the other a true ninja styled monk.
Most people would tell me that these were no-where near optimized builds, and they would be right. These were 3.5 monks with a few extra attacks, but they were no where near as combat-able as the other players' PCs. I was totally ok with that though, because I actually got a lot into the story of the game, rather than the specific characters.
The magic items I geared them with was the spider-walking boots. They ended up in tons more danger than if they would have never had them, LOL - but they were both risk-takers, and I thought it was awesome to imagine that I was a ninja walking on the ceiling waiting to get the jump on a dragon that could rip us both to threads ---> Thats what was supposed to happen anyway...
What really happened was that we got cut-off from the party, and easily became giant spider chow.
I did find myself scouring every book I could get a hold of in order to read all of the options available to me, and found that part of the game really fun. I still love doing that to this day, although book scouring became googling.
Another thing to note was that I was really intimidated by all of the magic classes. Even though I had the books at my disposal and I wanted to play some sort of caster, I made myself play a martial character. My thought process was that I would end up holding up the fun by having to stop to look up spells all the time.
In retrospect maybe I shouldn't have played 2 characters at the same time(which was what all of the other players were doing) and instead concentrated on playing what I wanted to play, and learning how to do it well.
Over to you, what was your first character like? Do you remember their name or back story?