''Excelsior Phase One: Lysandia'' is a shareware, old school computer RPG in the tradition of the early ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games. The PC is a "Fixer", part of an interdimensional watch agency whose purpose is keeping the history of various worlds in line with their destinies. In this case, you are assigned to the world of Lysandia, where chaos of an unknown origin is turning them off course. Your job is to discover the origin of this problem and set them back in line.

Its official website, where the Windows shareware version may be obtained, is [[http://www.excelsior-rpg.com/ here]]. The DOS versions can be found on other websites.
!!This game provides examples of:
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Tons of race & class options, as well as possible stat allocations. This game is interesting for having options for golems, imps, giants, trolls, etc., which only affect stats.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: It turns out all of the problems of Lysandia started when the king became possessed by a chaotic demon.]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The two brothers who make balloons are supposed to be German or Swiss.
* GetIntoJailFree: Part of the main quest.
* LaResistance: The PC joins a [[spoiler: literally]] underground group attempting to overthrow the king's destructive rule.
* MonsterTown: For one quest, you must get information in a town populated by various monsters (of the same kind you've spent the rest of the game killing. . . . A-a-a-awkwa-a-ard!)
* NintendoHard: Try surviving the first few levels without using exploits.
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: This game was made before journal systems became popular. If you're lucky, you might be able to figure it out based on certain items in your inventory.
* SkeletonKey: Although they are called keys, functionally these work as lockpicks, and you need the lockpicking skill to use them effectively.
* TranslatorMicrobes: You need to get the Miracle Ear to talk to the inhabitants of Grethal, the MonsterTown.
* {{Unobtanium}}: A mineral named Eramel, used to make magical weapons and armor. Bizarrely, as far as we know it is only mined in a tower.
* WeaponOfXSlaying: Only a special sword can harm the final boss. At the same time, that weapon refuses to harm anything else - so don't equip it until you need it.
* WelcomeToCorneria: This game is interesting for its [=NPCs=] having the same possible classes as the player, with each class always saying the same thing.
* WideOpenSandbox: There are many things to do beyond the main quest.