Phase 1 is the phase of the Abe series where the story was not yet set in stone, and there wasn't much thought going into them at all. The stories included in this category are all of the Abraham Trilogy videos, many of the Abraham Shorts, and a few Abraham Specials.
In Phase 1 videos, the star is almost always Abe, and always includes Alex Mania's auto-asphyxiation death scene (there is one exception). It always starts with "One day," and always ends with "The end." (there are a few exceptions, namely the Abraham Trilogy videos, which do not have "the end", but "to be continued").