About twenty years ago, I heard talk in a local game story about a creature called a "hippie." I had no idea what it meant. It seemed like such a strange name for a creature. So I inquired. And some more experienced players showed me Hypnotic Specter. It wasn't long before I was using Hypnotic Specter in my own decks. After so much time has passed, I couldn't possibly remember the full scope of the different decks I built, most of them probably quite bad, with Hypnotic Specter. But I did get a lot of use out of the card. I'll get back to making Memories threads centered around my combo decks at some point, but I have to give at least some sort of nod to aggro/control. And when it comes to the mundane affair of summoning creatures and then attacking opponents with those creatures, Hypnotic Specter has to be one of my most prominent historical "default" cards.