This Thursday, the NBC comedy Community will enter the world of Dungeons & Dragons when the gang befriends a loner, inviting him into their group for a game of Advanced D&D.
NBC has released a promo still from the episode, which shows Pierce (Chevy Chase) studying up for the game with a D&D manual. Check out the image here below, along with a synopsis of the episode, including everyone’s D&D character names.
The show’s creator, Dan Harmon, has said that the episode will not see the group dressed in D&D garb or entering some kind of magical fantasy world. Instead, the gang will be gathered around a table, but this is Community — even the shows where they never leave the study room are great.
The episode, titled â€œAdvanced Dungeons & Dragons,â€ airs on NBC on this Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8PM ET/PT.
In this upcoming episode of COMMUNITY titled â€œAdvanced Dungeons & Dragons,â€ (Airing Thursday, February 3 at 8:00p.m. PM/ET on NBC) the study group takes a journey into the dark world of Dungeons & Dragons with Abed at the helm. When Jeff (Joel McHale) becomes concerned about â€œFat Neil,â€ (Guest Star Charley Koontz, â€œGiganticâ€) a fellow Greendale student whoâ€™s a bit of a loner, the gang invites him to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons to boost his spirits and his confidence. But when Pierce (Chevy Chase) discovers heâ€™s been excluded, he forces his way into the game and takes charge, disrupting their delicate plan.
The gang jumps whole-heartedly into their Dungeons & Dragons roles — SeÃ±or Chang becomes â€œC-Bone the Magnificent,â€ Shirley is â€œBrutalitops the Barbarian,â€ Troy is â€œBing Bong the Archer,â€ Annie is â€œHector the Well-Endowed,â€ Britta is â€œLavernicaâ€ and Jeff is â€œMarrrrr.â€