I had a player in a campaign years and years ago, who made the inevitable Drizz't knockoff after reading the series. Every time we would find loot, he would complain about how there were never any magical scimitars, because, you know, magical scimitars are just laying around in a European-type setting. Finally, I had enough of it, and, I placed a magical scimitar in a barrel on board a ship. A good friend of mine warned our wanna-be Drizz't that it was just too convenient, but he wouldn't listen.
He got his magical scimitar alright, it was a Magical Scimitar +1, with the added twist of "of sex change" tacked on the end.