Features:- New history that combines Japanese creation myth, history, and the rest of the Warhammer World together for once - there's connections to Cathay, Dark Elves, Skaven, Marienburg, and Chaos.
- The Culture and Customs section is the same, but without any references to L5R, and with different religion.
- The Land of Nippon section is also original, based on some material written long ago for WFRP that I have edited and added material to.
- All the Clans are new, based on 8 of the clans from Total War: Shogun II, to which I have added my own background.
- All L5R units and special characters are gone.
- All Clan Mon are completely new.
- There's a completely new Lore of the Kami.
- All Special Characters are new or returning from the 7th ed list.
- Sumo Warriors, Ronin, Red Devils and Kabuki Dolls are back.
- New units: Yamabushi, Wako Pirates, Great Guard, Yabusame, Battle Maidens.
There's not a single connection left to L5R's Rokugan apart from some artwork, and I have replaced most of that with more "generic" Samurai as much as I could. I would also like to point out that I have done a considerable amount of writing myself this time, so there's a lot less copy/pasting compared to the old version.
I think this new (and pretty much definite) version of Nippon should be to most peoples taste, I know it is to mine at least! Enjoy!