I really like the tactical combat of 4e, Next isn't doing it for me there.

But I've always wanted some more Non-combat stuff in 4e. And the backgrounds are so awesome for that... So I'm gonna use them together.

However my conversion is a little imcomplete, some backgrounds I just can't enough skills on and I'm wondering should I add a coulple more non-combat skills....

Here's what I have.

This system makes heavy modification to the way you gain skills in the 4e ruleset.

If your class grants an automatic trained skill take that skill as trained. Ignore the list of class skills and number of skills granted. Choose a background from the Next system. You gain the trait and suggested equipment from this background. You gain a +5 trained bonus in the skills associated with your chosen background listed below.

Backgrounds:

ARTISAN
Diplomacy, Insight

BOUNTY HUNTER
Perception, Stealth, and Streetwise

CHARLATAN
Bluff, Insight, Streetwise

COMMONER
Nature

KNIGHT
Diplomacy

NOBLE
Diplomacy

PRIEST
Diplomacy, Insight, and Religion

SAGE
Choose three from Arcana, Dungeoneering, History, Nature, and Religion

SOLDIER
Intimidate, Nature, and Perception

SPY
Bluff, Perception and Stealth

THIEF
Dungeoneering, Stealth, and Streetwise

THUG
Intimidate, Stealth, and Streetwise