The main concern was that non-geeks wouldn’t find it funny. As it turns out, they were OK with it. Packing the text with references to Dune and The Lord of the Rings struck me as risky, but the group didn’t seem to mind.
One of the plays we covered last week used 9-11 as a backdrop. It wasn’t about 9-11, just about fictional events that took place at the same time. As you can imagine, this got the group talking. A lot. So the question is, is it too soon? Is seven years not enough distance?