Congratulations! You are now an official backer of Ogre Designer’s Edition.
I think I first heard about this project two years ago; my interest was piqued immediately then, and I backed the project almost as soon as the Kickstarter announcement was made.
I never played the first edition of OGRE or any of its later incarnations, but was keenly aware of the game when I made my first steps into the hobby. That was back in 1982; I was nine. I was far more drawn to D&D, Grenadier and Ral Partha miniatures, and board games like Dragon Pass, Dragonhunt, Circvs Maximvs, and The Trojan War (the latter by the same publisher as OGRE, Metagaming Microgames). I knew OGRE had a loyal following, but recall that I was strongly disappointed to find that the game had nothing to do with fantasy ogres. I’m happy to say I’ve since shed such prejudices.