Hey you ! Yes you ! You look like you want to do some SCIENCE. Maybe you're making a set of cards from "The Boomsday Project", crafting a custom class in need of it's own lab or maybe you just want to think about what crazy cards could be created by putting a bit of SCIENCEin Hearthstone. If that's the case, you came to the right place ! You see, Dr.Boom is always willing to hire new teams, as long as you have good ideas (and are ready to weaponize them...).
Here, we will take a look at the unexplored Fields of Science that you can make a lab out of. Dr.Boom is cool with scientists of all kind, but keep in mind that he likes explosions more than anything, so you might want to be a bit extreme in your experiments in order to impress the boss.
Let's first look quickly over what in already covered in the lab. The last thing that you want is to copy one of the already existing research team. Some overlaps are ok but make sure to find something unique.
Plant Biology (Druid)
Light and Crystals (Paladin)
Genetics and Cloning (Priest)
Soul and Demon Study (Warlock)
Weaponized Robotics (Warrior)
Of course, their is still some design space left in these fields, but making one of them your main focus is probably a bad idea. Now that we know what we can't do, let's talk about what is still possible. Let me present to you the five categories of fields that you can dive in :
Fields of Observation :
These fields are about understanding the world around us. They aim at gathering knowledge and organizing it in models. They help to understand the fabric of the world and predict it's reactions. The boss will like them if you can find something to do with them.
Physics : The study of natural phenomenons, the properties of objects and their interactions. This includes Gravity, Space-Time, Energy and Electro-Magnetism. A good choice if you want to make portals or deadly lasers.
Biology : The study of life in all of it's forms. This includes Zoology, Botanics, Microbiology and Evolution. This field offers endless possibilities since you can basically choose a branch of the tree of life and explore it. I would suggest it if their is a certain biom or type of creature that you want to build around.
Geology : The study of inanimated landscapes and the environement. This includes Mineralogy, Hydrology, Volcanology and Paleonthology. This is great if you want to learn more about the elements or the environment.
Psycology : The study of the human (and all other humanoïdes alike) mind. This includes Behavior and Emotions. This is what you want if you're into mind-reading or if you would like to explore the realm of dreams.
Fields of Innovation
These fields focus less on learning and more on building. If your are eager to but your knowldged to good use, look no further. Note that the boss loves these as he is a big fan of anything that can become a weapon.
Crafting : The study of tools and how they can be made more effective. This includes Forging, Construction and Clockwork Technology. This is the way to go if you want to be able to creat and perfect powerful tools.
Engineering : The study of machines. This includes Electronics, Steam Technology and Nano Technology. Dr.Boom's favorite ! Their are many ways to create useful or destructive mechs yet to explore.
Medicine : The study of the body and how to heal or injure it. This includes Anatomy, Disease study, Neurosciences, Veterinary and Drug usage. The boss is not found of healing but you can definitely convice him with a bit of flexibility, since, as always, the cure can become a poison, so this can also be an agressive field.
That should about do it, I hope you got some inspiration from this. Don't hesitate to mix some of them and throw some magic in their. The boss will probably agree for any idea that you may have as long as it has something to do with these and it's cool (and also if you can make a bomb out of it). You could also go with mor social sciences but be careful because they are not Dr.Boom's cup of tea.
If you think I forgot or overlooked any thing let me know.