This post is as much shameless promotion as it is a self-examination of the barriers (or lack thereof) in front of me, keeping me from actually publishing (my own stuff, rather than helping other people publish stuff) for so long.
The Knack Hack
is a supplement for the very cool, very elegant OSR game, The Black Hack
It offers three different skill systems for The Black Hack:
KNACKS are things you're good at. Like, "I might be strong, but I'm really good at lifting things." Or, "I might not be that dextrous, but I'm particularly good at picking locks."
SKILLS are the traditional skill system. They give you a small bonus to various things you want to do better, like Tracking or Climbing or Knowing Arcana.
BACKGROUNDS are a borrow from the 13th Age
RPG. A background is a little backstory sentence, and any kind of skills or knacks that could possibly go with it. "I was a lieutenant in the Black Guard, an organized crime group in The City of Brass, so I should be good at intimidating people."