Diminish is a Specification of the Property Consequence.

When a resource is consumed, the consequence can be Diminish, Invest or Constant.

When a Consequence is Diminish, the resource is spent on something that has big effect when spent, but over time, the effect is diminished. Such as firing ammunition, casting spells with Mana, drinking a potion for an immidiate effect, or spending rage to perform an action.

Diminishing effects are an important trade-off to make. Do you want a big effect right now? a consistent effect over a longer period of time? or something that has barely any effect now, but the effect increases over time. Spending money on units in Starcraft 2, for instance, can perform a constant amount of damage on the enemy unless killed. Using a nuke has a huge effect on impact, but its effect diminish over time. Building a SCV has an Invest effect, as it costs minerals and is not very powerful, but over the course of the game, the SCV will have earned the resources spent on it many-fold.

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Always found in Archetypes:
Ammo, Mana, Potion, Rage

Occasionally found in Archetypes:
Currency, Action, Health

Found in games:
Bioshock 2 (Eve, Ammo, First Aid Kit, Hack Darts, Hypo)
Crysis 2 (Suit Energy, Ammo, Grenades)
Deus Ex 2 (Energy, Alcohol/food, Ammunition/Grenades)
Diablo 2 (Energy, Stamina, Gold, Arrow/Bolt, Potions, Grenades, Identify Scrolls, Town Portal)
Farmville (Farmcoins, Farmcash, Consumables (one-use))
KoA; Reckoning (Fate, Mana, Gold,Potions, Shadow Prisms, Arrows, Lockpicks, Repair Kit)
KB; Armored Princess (Mana, Dragon Rage, Unit Abilities, Unit Action Points, Potions)
League of Legends (Consumables, Renectons Fury, Tryndameres Rage, Vladimirs Tides of Blood, Vladimirs Health, Shyvanas Fury, Akalis essence of Shadow, Karmas Mantra, Ahris Soul eater, Caitlyns Headshot, Dr. Mundos Health)
Majesty (Gold)
Plants vs. Zombies (Sun)
Puzzle Quest 2 (Gem Reserves, Action Points)
Revenge of the Titans (Power-Ups, Dollars)
Rock of Ages (Money)
Starcraft 2 (Energy, Nuke)
Team Fortress 2 (Ammunition, Ubercharge)
Terraria (Non-Comsumable, Potions, Arrows, Mana)
World of Goo (Time Bugs)