Why does the Terraforming Engineers card specify that it "cannot be combined with any other settle power?"
I've only played 5 games of "Brink" and have only seen the card in play once. I'm having trouble imagining why this is a relevant restriction. Can one of you RoTG addicts explain why this restriction exists?
It means you can't combine it with Contact Specialist to replace military worlds. It means that after replacing a world you don't draw an additional card from Terraforming Robots etc., or gain prestige from Alien Cornucopia (which otherwise gives you prestige when settling production worlds). It means that Settle discounts don't modify the costs of either world.
The card would be a little too strong if it combined with certain Settle powers -- in particular, I think the card would be quite overpowered if it could combine with Contact Specialist or other military -> non-military powers.