Daniel Meyer (born Daniel Patrick Meyer; 21 April 1999) is the creator of Realm of Kaizen and the Realm of Kaizen Database. He currently studies history and philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The second son of William Meyer and Kathleen McLaughlin, Daniel Patrick Meyer was born at 11:55p on 21 April 1999, approximately nine hours after his identical twin brother, Maxwell James Meyer. Daniel is the youngest member of his household, having two sisters in addition to his older brother: Emily Hutchings, born 27 December 1992, and Janell Meyer, born 29 January 1988.
During his youth, Daniel moved throughout the Pittsburgh region several times, living in Glenshaw, Swisshelm Park, and Oakwood. His parents divorced in 2004. While living in Glenshaw, he attended the Saint Bonaventure Catholic School and Church, where he was baptized. After the death of his grandfather Robert McLaughlin in 2009, Daniel and his family moved into the city of Pittsburgh, renting a home in Swisshelm park. During this time, he attended Pittsburgh Minadeo for a short time, before moving to the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy in 2010. In 2012, Daniel moved along with his family to Oakwood, and began attending Saint Philip Church in Crafton. Here, he was confirmed in the name of Saint Patrick. On 11 Jun 2017, Daniel graduated from Pittsburgh Sci-Tech and began attending Duquesne University on 21 Aug 2017 and currently studies history.
In 2011, Daniel met Thomas Synder at his school. Snyder ran an online gaming community called the Realm of Kaizen. Daniel became a member, and by 2016 had inherited ownership of the name.
Daniel's first major worldbuilding project would be the Republic of the Sovereign Monarchy. Started in May 2013, Daniel Meyer created a fantasy world based around his friend group in school. This was abandoned within a week, but the project was continued under the Imperial Federation of the Sovereign Monarchy (IFSM). This project would continue into 2015, with the world being centered around Daniel and his fellow Realm of Kaizen members.
Working on the IFSM Project helped Daniel significantly in his future worldbuilding projects, including giving him skills in mapmaking, heraldry, and especially writing. Daniel would continue to create several other worlds (mostly under the title "Realm of Kaizen") until eventually beginning the current iteration on 7 August 2017.
This page was created on 9/28/2017, and last edited on 11/12/2017 by Daniel Meyer.