Below is the character sheet I designed for myself as well as the image I was intending to use as the picture of ‘my character’ because D&D Beyond wasn’t cooperating with me.
Hanabi was probably my least favorite game so far because to me it was not a very interesting concept. While I do enjoy cooperative games usually this one just held so little to keep it interesting that I can not even begin to understand why it got the game of the year award in 2013. It makes me think that they just chose a year where all the other games were somehow even worse. Admittedly it was well enough produced at least. Leadership in this one came from every person working together to help the rest of the group play the right cards so the team could succeed. It is notable though that we ended up really not playing the game to strictest rules in order to keep it fun for our group. This was really a team effort with all players helping to offer up new rules and ways to play to keep it fun. So the hardest part was therefor keeping ourselves entertained with such a dull game. I expect this game might work better with more serious players but it really wasn’t good for our relaxed freedom seeking group. For example I think my grandmother might enjoy this game more because she seems to like cute and simple games.
Ultimate Werewolf was a fun game on its own but I think the diverse group really made it fun. At first there was no real direction it seemed and frankly I was getting bored so I just decided unilaterally to start the voting while knowing full well that it was likely to end up getting me killed if not on that turn but shortly after. I was the lycan so I didn’t feel my role was very helpful to my team alive and thus decided to try and be a leader to get things moving. However, as predicted, a few turns later I was eliminated. Thus ended the vast majority of my opportunities to interact with others. This was okay though because in a way it was all in the plan. It got the game moving and helped prevent further confusion for my team. As a huge bonus I had by chance immediately eliminated one of the werewolves which certainly put the odds of the game much more in my teams favor. The hardest part of the game was probably for me just to be sitting out the majority of the game without really getting to put in any input even if I noticed something. This also prevented me from providing anymore leadership beyond the short period I got to play in the beginning. I did however see great leadership between the bodyguard and the seer. By working together to protect our teams greatest asset we were able to even further swing the game in our favor and this was great to see develop.