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In computer gaming, a nerf is a change to a game that downgrades the power, effectiveness or influence of a particular game element in the attempt to achieve balance. The term originated as a reference to the NERF brand of child toys, which are made to minimize possible damage.I have seen the slang word "nerf" used in the forums, I have not been able to figure out its meaning from context clues. Could you help?
The opposite is a "buff"