i'd like to know your thoughts about metagaming concerning the knowledge you have about middle-earth.
do your players e.g. know that the dead ent in the wold next to the teleporter is an ent or do you pretend thinking it is a chopped tree? how much of your knowledge from the books are you using in rp? are you playing naive or in full awareness of the secrets of ea?
i have seen everything between "there are some of the real big orcs in this wood" (uruk-hai) and some chars that seem to be middle-earth professors at the rivendel-university. what's your opinion on that?