I am aware that a Warforged Envoy picking anything but the tools in the PHB on page 154 is probably against RAI and would be an awkward implementation. But is it RAW?

The Warforged Envoy's Integrated Tool (WGtE, p. 69) feature says:

Choose a tool you're proficient with. It becomes integrated into your body, and you double your proficiency bonus for any ability checks you make with it. You must have your hands free to use this tool.

Backgrounds such as Sailor and Soldier include "vehicles (land)" and "vehicles (water)" as "Tool Proficiencies" (PHB, p. 139-40). Furthermore, Xanathar's Guide to Everything includes "Land and Water Vehicles" under the section titled "Tool Proficiencies". It is organized alphabetically between "Jeweler's Tools" and "Leatherworker's Tools" (XGtE, p. 82).

Then it seems that vehicles are tools that you can have a proficiency with, and therefore can have integrated in your warforged envoy.

Is my understanding correct?

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    Robots in disguise... – Darth Pseudonym Dec 4 at 5:11
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    @DarthPseudonym very Transformers-style, this question is (yoda not intended) – PixelMaster Dec 4 at 7:44
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"Warforged, roll out!"

The Integrated Tool feature says (emphasis mine):

Choose a tool you're proficient with. It becomes integrated into your body, and you double your proficiency bonus for any ability checks you make with it. You must have your hands free to use this tool.

So RAW this means any tool you are proficient with is eligible. So the question becomes whether something a tool.

For the RAW, I would assume anything listed in the Tools table in the PHB (p. 154) counts and anything listed in similar list in later books.

The last line of the Tools table lists "Vehicles (land or water)", so by RAW they should qualify. This is further empowered by the fact that the Sailor (PHB p. 139) and Soldier (PHB p. 140) list "vehicles (water)" and "vehicles (land)" as Tool Proficiencies respectively.

So yes, RAW vehicles could be integrated into a Warforged Envoy.

Beyond RAW

As a DM, I would reign this in a bit for instance by only allowing person-sized vehicles. So you can integrate a small rowboat or a cart or sled (PHB p. 157) - something you'd maybe able to carry 2 other people in, but not really self-powered.

Having said that, I could very easily see other DMs saying no to the idea. So if you want to actually use this feature this way, discuss it with your DM first.

So no, you could not be an integrated Air Galleon (though this might be an idea for a Knight Rider one-shot...)

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