I started my Role-playing carrier at a very young age with family, the game that started it all was the "Hero's Quest" board game. My Mother and Father are old school D&D players, playing since first edition.
Once they realized how I couldn't get enough for the game mechanics and environment, they promoted me to AD&D, and I haven't looked back since. I now play D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder, generally avoiding 4th edition D&D as the format does not sit too well with me.
I have also dabbled in the Firefly and Shadowrun 2nd edition settings, though my knowledge on these games are considerably lacking compared to the former platforms.