Civ5 lead designer now at Stardock

Civilization V lead designer Jon Shafer has found a new job; after leaving Firaxis last month, the designer has now landed at Stardock where he’ll assist with Elemental: War of Magic.

Joining Shafer is another new hire: fantasy author Dave Stern has been brought on to head up “all further integration” of the Elemental lore, including at least two expansions where “lore implementation will be essential.”

The two will have additional duties as well; Shafer will oversee an unannounced hush-hush undertaking while Stern will be responsible for overseeing “creative storytelling and lore implementation in all future projects.”