what was the RPG that made you a fan of the genre?
I think I was born a fan of the genre, there's no defining moment that caught me or made me realise "hey, this stuff is neat!". As as kid, I always had an active imagination, and I guess I pretty much always role-played with myself, through toys, drawing and all that stuff. So it was kind of a seamless progression from there into my first video games on the Atari 2600, where even the simplest games like Berzerk, Defender or Pit Fall were great adventures. So when I got a Commodore 64, I just kept playing games that were more and more imaginitive, like the aforementioned Phantasy, Ultima, Might And Magic and all sort of other weird and wonderful things (anyone remember Mail Order Monsters?). Got a 286PC after that, and kept going, and it was at that time that I was also heavily into PnP gaming, so it all just fit together.
For a long while after that, I didn't game much on the computer, but played a lot of PnP. I guess it was then Baldur's Gate through which I "re-discovered" computer RPGs.
I've also always been a keen strategy gamer too, so that's a whole other side of the coin.