'Community' EP Dan Harmon talks saving money with 'Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'


If there hadn't been lavish Halloween and stop-motion-animated Christmas episodes of NBC's Thursday comedy "Community," there might actually be dragons and elaborate costumes and special effects in "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,' airing Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.As it is, there's not even a deck of fancy decorated game cards."No cards," series creator Dan Harmon tells Zap2it, "but dice and just make-believe."In the episode, Jeff (Joel McHale) takes an interest in a depressed fellow student, nicknamed "Fat Neil" (Charley Koontz), who enjoys role-playing games. When Neil's spirits seem dangerously low, the study group invites him to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons, with Abed (Danny Pudi) as the Dungeonmaster. But when Pierce (Chevy Chase) discovers he's been excluded from the game -- even though Senor Chang (Ken Jeong) is there -- all hell breaks loose.The episode takes place mainly inside the study room at the library, and while "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" translated an inner...



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